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Diet members and several heads of mission of Latin American and Caribbean states, join hands during a friendly get-together at the Residence of Ambassadors in Nakameguro, Tokyo, on March 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Diet members and several heads of mission of Latin American and Caribbean states, join hands during a friendly get-together at the Residence of Ambassadors in Nakameguro, Tokyo, on March 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Peru's Ambassador Elard Escala (center) and his wife Cristina welcome Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of the Japan-Peru Parliamentary Friendship League Masahiko Komura during a farewell reception at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on March 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Peru’s Ambassador Elard Escala (center) and his wife Cristina welcome Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of the Japan-Peru Parliamentary Friendship League Masahiko Komura during a farewell reception at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on March 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Belgium's Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (left), honorary chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend committee, raises his glass with Konishi Brewing Co. President and Chairman of the committee Shintaro Konishi at a news conference to promote Belgian Beer Weekend 2017 at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo on March 16. Belgium Beer Weekend kicks off in Nagoya on April 26 before moving to seven other cities and ending in Tokyo on Sept. 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Belgium’s Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (left), honorary chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend committee, raises his glass with Konishi Brewing Co. President and Chairman of the committee Shintaro Konishi at a news conference to promote Belgian Beer Weekend 2017 at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo on March 16. Belgium Beer Weekend kicks off in Nagoya on April 26 before moving to seven other cities and ending in Tokyo on Sept. 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


(From left) Ireland's Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe joins Irish Ambassador Anne Barrington, her husband Ed Miliano and President of the Japan Rugby Football Union Tadashi Okamura during a reception to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan, as well as St. Patrick's Day, at the Hotel Okura, Tokyo, on March 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(From left) Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe joins Irish Ambassador Anne Barrington, her husband Ed Miliano and President of the Japan Rugby Football Union Tadashi Okamura during a reception to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan, as well as St. Patrick’s Day, at the Hotel Okura, Tokyo, on March 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Princess Takamado (front row, center), Irish Ambassador Anne Barrington (front row, second from right), Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (front row, right) and other guests pose at the Emerald Ball, which raises money for three charities, at the Tokyo American Club, on March 18. | ANTONY TRAN
Princess Takamado (front row, center), Irish Ambassador Anne Barrington (front row, second from right), Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (front row, right) and other guests pose at the Emerald Ball, which raises money for three charities, at the Tokyo American Club, on March 18. | ANTONY TRAN